Netflix's Bridgerton stars and their real life dating lives and the surprising co-star couple

The third season of Bridgerton has landed and we're head over heels for the period drama once again. Not that our affection ever truly waned.

The latest chapter in the popular Netflix series sees Penelope Featherington (played by Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (portrayed by Luke Newton) navigate a friends-to-lovers plot. In the previous season, we were captivated by Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) and Anthony Bridgerton's (Jonathan Bailey) romantic journey, as noted by the Mirror.

While Bridgerton delves into significant themes like race, feminism, and sexuality, it's the love stories that keep us hooked. With this in mind, let's delve into the real-life romances of our favourite cast members.

READ MORE: Harry Styles 'splits from model girlfriend' after 'make or break' holiday

So, who's dating whom, and is anyone involved with a co-star?

1. Simone Ashley (AKA Lady Kate Sharma)

Best known as Lady Kate, Simone Ashley captivates us with her fiery portrayal of Lord Bridgerton's resolute wife and the main female character of the second season. Her intense on-screen chemistry has been turning heads since season three, and her off-screen romance is just as intriguing.

In November 2022, the actress told British Vogue that she was 'happily taken'. The 29 year old star from Sex Education recently confirmed her relationship with Constantin "Tino" Klein on Instagram.

Alternative text: The image below shows Simone and Constantin sharing a tender moment. The black and white Instagram photo, taken by @gregwilliamsphotography, shows the couple laughing and touching noses. Simone captioned it: "@gregwilliamsphotography thank you for taking one of my favourite photos. Big love to you and @ladyelizacummings."

READ MORE: Joe Swash tells Vernon Kay 'don't talk to my wife like that' over Stacey Solomon dig

Constantin, a former lawyer, now runs GP Ice Race, an "automotive winter festival". Interestingly, the couple first met at the Grand Prix in Monaco in May 2022.

2. Jonathan Bailey (AKA Viscount Anthony Bridgerton)

As we delve into the second season, all eyes are on Jonathan Bailey, who plays the suave Viscount Anthony Bridgerton at the helm of the Bridgerton family.

Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey
British actors Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey were the romantic leads in season two, but what are they up to in their real life love lives? -Credit:ANDREA RENAULT/AFP via Getty Images

Despite being notoriously private, Bailey opened up in 2023 about his love life, revealing to Elle that he's involved with a "lovely man". He further elaborated to the Evening Standard, "It's not secret, but it's private. Having a private life is, for me, completely critical. I don't know if I would be able to be as confident to speak out on other things if I felt that my whole life was up for grabs."

While the identity of his partner remains a mystery, past reports have linked him to James Ellis, an actor, from 2019 to 2022. We promise to keep our readers updated on any developments.

3. Phoebe Dynevor (AKA Daphne Bridgerton)

Our leading lady from the first season, the always radiant Phoebe Dynevor. The 29 year old English beauty was previously linked to comedian Pete Davison, but she is now happily engaged to fellow actor Cameron Fuller, 28.

Phoebe Dynevor and Cameron Fuller attend the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024
Phoebe Dynevor and Cameron Fuller were first spotted together in March 2023 -Credit:Rowben Lantion/BAFTA via Getty Images

Cameron is recognised for his roles in The Last Ship (2014), Into the Dark (2018), and The Astronaut.

First spotted together in March 2023, the pair sparked romance rumours when they were seen leaving a hotel, as reported by Cosmopolitan. They confirmed their relationship status by making their debut as a couple at Wimbledon 2023.

4. Rege-Jean Page (AKA Simon, The Duke of Hastings)

Rege-Jean, who was tipped for the role of Bond after his captivating performance as the Duke of Hastings, has an equally fascinating love life. The 36 year old actor is in a relationship with Emily Brown, a 32 year old copywriter and part-time footballer.

Regé-Jean Page and Emily Brown attend the BAFTA Gala 2024
Regé-Jean Page and Emily Brown have been dating since 2019 -Credit:Kate Green/BAFTA/Getty Images for BAFTA

The couple have been together since 2019 and are quite the charming pair, if we do say so ourselves.

5. Luke Newton (AKA Colin Featherington)

Luke Newton, known to fans as Colin Bridgerton, has seen his star rise during his four-year tenure on the show. The 31 year old actor has charmed audiences as Penelope Featherington's romantic interest, but who has captured his heart away from the cameras?

Previously, Luke was romantically linked to West End star and former Britain's Got Talent contestant Jade Louise Davies, with their relationship lasting from 2019 until early 2023. However, their demanding schedules reportedly made it difficult for them to spend time together.

The pair have since stopped following each other on social media platforms, and Jade is now rumoured to be involved with someone named 'Morgan Gregory'.

Luke Newton
It is believed that our current male lead, Luke Newton is single after calling time on his long term relationship in early 2023. -Credit:James Gourley/Getty Images for Netflix

Currently, there's buzz around Luke's growing friendship with 23 year old model and dancer Antonia Roumelioti. They were spotted sharing a cosy sunbathing session near Griffith Observatory in LA last month.

It appears that Luke, adored for his role as Colin Bridgerton on the hit Netflix series, has already introduced Antonia to his family members.

6. Nicola Coughlan (AKA Penelope Featherington)

Season three's lead and the poster girl for introverts everywhere, Irish actress Nicola Coughlan, rose to fame with Derry Girls before adopting an RP British accent for her role in Bridgerton.

Coughlan has been outspoken against ageism and body shaming since joining the cast. But what's the scoop on her romantic involvements?

Nicola Coughlan
Nicola Coughlan is reportedly single, but no-one really knows as she's very secret about her private life. -Credit:Kristina Bumphrey/Variety via Getty Images

Nicola keeps her personal life close to her chest. Hello! magazine has hinted at a possible romance with Laurie Kynaston, known for playing Phillip in Derry Girls, although Nicola has neither confirmed nor denied these rumours.

However, when prompted about rumours regarding her dating her co-star Luke, she responded: "We think it's really sweet, I think because we truly love each other," in a chat with Extra. She further described Luke as a "really special person in my life" and added, "I'll never get to do something like this again, on this scale. It's so nice having such a lovely friend that I can do all this with."

7. Claudia Jessie (AKA Eloise Bridgerton)

Turning our gaze to Claudia Jessie, who brings the astute and spirited Eloise Bridgerton to life. At 34, the actress's character is still on a quest for romance in the series, and fans are eager to see what twists await her in future seasons.

Claudia Jessie
Claudia Jessie is said to be dating a sound engineer called Joseph -Credit:Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Netflix

Back in 2015, she mentioned having a boyfriend, but since then, her love life has largely remained out of the spotlight. However, in 2021, The Express revealed that she's been romantically involved with a sound engineer named Joseph.

The duo apparently connected at a pub in Birmingham. Recalling a charming incident from 2018, Claudia recounted: "She was a great wingman and told me to go and chat to the handsome young man."

8. Jessica Madsen (AKA Cressida Cowper)

Next up, Jessica Madsen, previously more of a supporting presence, emerges as a central character in the third season as Cressida Cowper develops an intriguing connection with the quick-witted Eloise Bridgerton.

Jessica Madsen
Jessica Madsen is understood to be dating a man called Benji Philipson, not much is known about him however. -Credit:Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Off the set, 32 year old Jessica is doing better in her love life than her character, with GO Social revealing that she's dating a bloke named Benji Philipson. A quick look at her Instagram indicates they've been an item for quite a while.

In 2023, Jessica marked bi-visibility with a touching Instagram post, spreading Pride cheer to all her followers.

9. Luke Thompson (AKA Benedict Bridgerton)

Next up, Luke Thompson, known as Benedict Bridgerton, stands out as one of the most captivating figures in the popular Netflix saga. Although his on-screen persona hasn't had many romantic escapades, there's talk of him kindling a real-life romance with a fellow Bridgerton actor.

Harriet Cains and Luke Thompson
Harriet Cains and Luke Thompson attend the Vanity Fair EE Rising Star Party - the pair are rumoured to be dating -Credit:Dave Benett/Getty Images for EE

The 35 year old Luke, who portrays the alluring Benedict, is rumoured to be seeing Harriet Cains, who plays Philipa Featherington. According to Elle, the two supposedly made their first public appearance as a couple at a Vanity Fair Rising Stars event in January 2024, though they haven't officially confirmed their relationship.

10. Hannah Dodd (AKA Francesca Bridgerton)

Hannah Dodd has elegantly filled the role of Francesca Bridgerton for the third season, taking over from Ruby Stokes. She's tipped to be a standout this season, being hailed as Queen Charlotte's diamond.

Hannah Dodd
Hannah Dodd isn't believed to currently be dating anybody, but was once linked to Sam Fender -Credit:Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

The 29 year old actress keeps her personal life under wraps, with Capital FM hinting that she's currently single. However, there's been chatter about a previous link with musician Sam Fender.

Word on the street is that Sam slid into Hannah's DMs in 2022, but the length of their relationship remains unknown.

11. Adjoa Andoh (AKA Lady Danbury).

Adjoa Andoh, the Bristol-born actress renowned for her portrayal of Lady Danbury in Netflix's smash hit series Bridgerton, has been enthralling viewers since her first appearance. Recognised as one of the most powerful figures in London's upper crust and a trusted advisor to Queen Charlotte, she brings a commanding presence to the screen.

Adjoa Andoh
Adjoa Andoh has been married to her husband and father of two children since 2001 -Credit:Arturo Holmes/WireImage

Off-screen, Adjoa Andoh's personal life is as captivating as her on-screen roles. She met her future husband, Howard Cunnell, in 1994 at the Battersea Arts Centre, where he was taking over the bookshop and she had an office with her theatre company 'Wild Iris'.

The couple got hitched in 2001 after a seven-year romance and now share two children, creating a home brimming with love and artistic flair.

12. Polly Walker (AKA Lady Portia Featherington).

Polly Walker brings to life the formidable Lady Portia Featherington on our screens. Born in 1966, the 58 year old actress juggles her career with motherhood and her marriage to actor Laurence Penry-Jones, whom she wed in 2008.

Polly Walker
Polly Walker is married to Laurence Penry-Jones and has two daughters from a previous marriage -Credit:Amelia Troubridge/Getty Images for ABA

Laurence, the brother of fellow actor Rupert Penry-Jones, plays a pivotal role in Polly's family as the stepfather to her two children, Giorgio and Delilah, from a previous relationship.

13. Ruth Gemmell (AKA Lady Violet Bridgerton).

Ruth Gemmell, who plays the role of Lady Violet Bridgerton in the hit Netflix series 'Bridgerton', is no stranger to the small screen with notable roles in EastEnders and Tracy Beaker. The 56 year old actress is currently believed to be single, but she does have a famous ex-spouse.

Ruth Gemmell
Ruth Gemmell was previously married to Ray Stevenson, but the pair divorced in 2005 -Credit:Karwai Tang/WireImage

Gemmell was previously wedded to actor Ray Stevenson, whom she met while filming 'Band of Gold' back in 1995. However, their marital journey came to an end in 2005 when they decided to part ways.

14. Golda Rosheuvel (AKA Queen Charlotte).

Golda Rosheuvel, who commands the screen as Queen Charlotte in Netflix's hit series Bridgerton, has also appeared in BBC's Doctor Who as 'Jocelyn / Nanny' in the episode 'Space Babies'. Off-screen, Golda's heart belongs to her long-term partner, writer and playwright Shireen Mula.

Golda Rosheuve
Golda Rosheuvel has been with her playwright partner for over ten years -Credit:Robin L Marshall/WireImage

Their relationship blossomed over ten years ago following a serendipitous meeting at a mutual friend's gathering. When asked about tying the knot with Mula, Golda mused: "We'll see, we'll see. I mean, you know, I don't see myself with any other person."

Do any of these surprise you? Let us know in the comments below